Raising minimim wage means fewer workers

2013-08-08T00:00:00Z 2013-08-08T09:33:05Z Raising minimim wage means fewer workers nwitimes.com
August 08, 2013 12:00 am

I feel sorry for Larry Edwards. Seems to me his job should pay more.

I own a small grocery store in a wonderful small town. We might be the last holdout. Raising the minimum wage for all workers, let alone doubled to $15.50, will force me to lay off all my workers and cause me and my wife, at 73 years old, to work 16 hours each day of the week.

We did this when we started but found we must have at least one employee to give us time to run the business end of the business. We do not make millions, and we’re lucky to keep the door open.

Put another way: We will have to close the store. (If you want to own a small grocery store, call me). This will force the people from this town to drive 28 miles round-trip to pick up what they forgot at Walmart.

Let’s remember Prohibition and think of the unintended consequences.

- Gregory R. Saboff, Hanna

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